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Signs for STORY
"How do you sign 'story' in American Sign Language?"
Definition: a narrative, either true or fictitious, in prose or verse, designed to interest, amuse, or instruct the hearer or reader; tale.
Similar signs: ANECDOTE, FABLE, TALE, NARRATIVE, HISTORY.
Related signs: STORYTELLING, STORY, PLOT, CHARACTER.
Phrases of 'story'
Meaning: short story; a fully developed piece of story but shorter than a novel.
There are many fun stories and some poems on this site. Because classifiers are rich in sign language stories, the best way to learn classifiers for ASL language learners is through stories and poems.
Storytelling is great for children to develop early language acquisition and literacy skills. That means signing a story to deaf and hard-of-hearing children, too. It promotes early language development and literacy regardless of languages (and modalities).
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[Note: ASL writing is not an official standard. This sign language writing remains in a state of open space to allow room for experiment, evolution, and improvement.]
Written ASL word contributed by ASLwrite community.